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Crummey withdrawal notices recommended practices
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2012

Under current tax law, an individual is entitled to make gifts of up to $13,000 per donee per year without being subject to gift tax


Tax Court holds that trusteebeneficiary's power to invade trust principal for her "welfare" is limited by an ascertainable standard and trust principal not includible in her estate under IRC 2041(b)(1)(a) estate of Ann R. Chancellor, et al. v. Commiss
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2011

Frequently, trust agreements ensure that the principal invasion power held by a trustee who is also a beneficiary is limited to distributions for the beneficiary's "health, education, maintenance and support"


Homestead exemption allowed for separated (but not divorced) taxpayer
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2010

In Wells v. Haldeos, Fla. Dist. Ct. App., 2nd Dist., Dkt. No. 2D09-4250 (10222010), an appeal by the property appraiser of Pasco County, Florida of a final judgment in favor of the taxpayer, the Florida District Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit held that a separated (but not divorced) taxpayer was eligible to receive a homestead exemption for his property in Florida despite the fact that his wife receives a residency-based property tax exemption on a separate property in New York


2016 Estate, Gift and GST Tax Update: What This Means for Your Current Will, Revocable Trust and Estate Plan
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2015

As we previously reported, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the "Act") made the following permanent: (1) the reunification of the estate and


Wealth Management Update - February 217
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2017

The February 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and GRATs is 2.6, up 0.2 from January. The February


Nassau Surrogate's Court issues opinion on decanting under New York EPTL 10-6.6
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2013

With In Re Kroll, 971 N.Y.S.2d 863, the Nassau Surrogate Court has issued what may be the first opinion dealing with the amended decanting statute


In Re: Grand Jury Subpoena, 5th Cir., No. 11-20750 (09212012)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2012

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court's denial of the government's motion to compel production of foreign bank account records required to be kept under Treasury Department regulations by the target of a grand jury investigation (the "witness"


Hirchert Family Trust v. Johnee Ann Alle Hirchert (District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fifth District, June 17, 2011)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2011

The District Court of Appeal of Florida upheld an exception to the Florida homestead exemption in a case where a trusteedeceased husband of the defendant breached his fiduciary duty as trustee in California, and the defendant later used the proceeds resulting from this breach to purchase real property in Florida


Former trustee of private foundation found not to be a "disqualified person" for the purpose of subsequent sale to foundation - Private Letter Ruling 201130008 (July 29, 2011)
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2011

In PLR 200130008, a former trustee of a private foundation, who was also the spouse of another former trustee of the private foundation, was determined not to be a disqualified person under IRC 4941(a) upon her and spouse's resignations as trustees


Electing out of the application of the estate tax and allocating basis step-up for 2010 decedents
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2011

The legislation enacted in December 2010 retroactively reinstated the federal Estate tax for 2010 decedents but allows an applicable Executor to “opt out” of the Estate tax regime by making a “Section 1022 Election”